Metabo NR3665DA metal connector nailer

A 36 Volt and AC Nailgun for Metal Deck Connectors from Metabo

Metabo HTP has been addressing some specific power tool needs of late. Last month we told you about the company’s new one-handed, multi-volt reciprocating saw and a new jigsaw (here). This month, woodworkers who build outdoor projects such as decks and stairs – or use metal connectors and joist hangers when framing – may be interested in their new cordless nailer (item NR3665DA). It delivers enough punch to secure metal connectors without having to haul a compressor and hoses to the jobsite. It drives 900 nails per charge using the company’s MultiVolt 36-Volt, 2.5 Ah (amp hour) Li-ion battery. The magazine accepts 1-1/2” and 2-1/2” nails (35 degree – the magazine angle is 36 degrees) up to 0.162″ in diameter, and the nail capacity is 31 paper-collated nails. The kit includes the tool, a charger, a battery, a bag and a belt hook.

The new gun has a Strap-Tite probe tip for precise placement of nails, which is an advantage with the pre-punched holes in metal connectors. The tip sits in the hole and lines up the shot. Plus, it has the familiar feel of a pneumatic nailer thanks to Metabo’s unique Air Spring Drive System. There’s also an ergonomic soft grip handle for all-day comfort.

The NR3665DA has a brushless motor, which means a longer run time per charge, less maintenance and increased durability. And it’s multi-volt ready – just switch between the battery and a mains plug-in if needed, using the MultiVolt AC adapter (sold separately). There’s a dry-fire lockout, the alloy steel tool weighs 10.6 lbs. with the battery installed, and it measures 12-25/32″ x 13-5/8″ x 5″. There’s a 2-year warranty, and a short YouTube video.

WoodEzine found it on the ToolBarn website for $479.97 and on Burns Power Tools for $479.